Trials + Tribulations

Time Out
July 27, 2009, 10:22 am
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3760897372_8ab2febe65_oSo I mentioned in my last post that I haven’t been feeling much new music or anything lately, and it’s only getting worse. This week I’m heading down to Austin to relax before heading back up to school next week. So this week for sure will be pretty sparse music-wise, and probably the beginning half of next week. I thought I’d leave you with a smattering of tunes I’ve been enjoying and hope you guys continue to enjoy the summer sun.

Grizzly Bear – Ready, Able (Live on David Letterman)
This is one of their best performances I’ve heard of this song, and has made me had the original on repeat.

John Jacob Niles – You Got to Cross That Lonesome Valley
Folk artist with a beautiful voice, who inspired Joan Baez and Peter, Paul and Mary apparently. Gorgeous voice.

Passion Pit – To Kingdom Come

Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas – Note I Love You +100

(if you’re wondering, the drawing is by David Creighton-Pester)



This is a mix I made for some friends, and thought I’d share it with you all! Lots of breezy summer tracks.

Jens Lekman – If I Could Cry (It Would Feel Like This)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll (Weird Tapes Version)
Phoenix – Lisztomania (A Fight for Love 25hrs a Day Remix)
Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream (Treasure Fingers Remix)
Vega – Well Known Pleasures
Passion Pit – The Reeling (Calvin Harris Remix)
Air France – Never Content (Friend’s Tropic Thunder Edit)
Fever Ray – When I Grow Up (Dan Lissvik Remix)
Neon Walrus – John Solo (Bonus Remix)
Gang Gang Dance – House Jam
Neon Indian – Should Have Taken Acid With You
Animal Collective – Summertime Clothes (Dam Funk Remix)
The Tough Alliance – Lucky
Glasser – Lessons Learned (YACHT Remix)
The Golden Filter – Hide Me
Fleet Foxes – Your Protector

Pashy Pit
June 2, 2009, 8:06 am
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3559697887_04d1625f88_oI’ve mostly avoided posting anything on Passion Pit, mostly because it took me awhile to get into them. Guess I missed the Chunk of Change boat, but hopped on as soon as I heard stuff from their full length Manners.

Anyway, you’ve heard this song a couple different ways, from the overly emotional “is this the way I’ll always be” original, to the funky bassline of Calvin Harris’s remix, the Burns one, the Wallpaper. one, etc. etc. Hear Fool’s Gold Records’ Sammy Bananas take on it now, which feels like it could’ve been thudding on dancefloors in the mid-90’s.If you’ve been previously turned off by the singer’s helium-induced vocals, you’ll be in for a nice surprise on this one.

♫ Passion Pit – The Reeling (Sammy Bananas’ Big Choon Remix)

Via Fool’s Gold Blog

Passion Pitfall
May 14, 2009, 11:38 am
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via BigStereo


No but seriously. Why didn’t I pay attention earlier? These born-again Christians are awesome!!

I Was Born Sweaty

♫ I WAS BORN SWEATY MIX (22.17 Min, 62.6 MB)

Late of the Pier – Heartbeat (Zongamin Remix)
Best Fwends – Skate or Live
Clor – Making You All Mine
Passion Pit – Sleepyhead (Emil & Friends Reworking)
Ssion – Warm Glove
The Show is the Rainbow – Mother and Son
Architecture in Helsinki – That Beep (Radioclit’s French Mix ft. Marina)
Metronomy – My Heart Rate Rapid (Maton Remix)